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OXFAM Project to Benefit 87 Cooperative Companies in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) International organization OXFAM International started a supporting project to the Cuban suburban agriculture, which will benefit 87 local cooperative companies and institutions, said OXFAM International coordinator Beat Schmid in this capital Friday.In an interview with Prensa Latina, Schmid said the program will support the work in 10 municipalities in the provinces of Camaguey, Las Tunas and Holguin (east of Cuba), to support agricultural activity in 87 institutions and companies with 10,000 associates in total. Read More

Cuban TV special focuses on dissidents

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cubavisión, Cuba's official TV station, will be taking aim at the dissident movement tonight (Feb. 26) with a special titled Pawns of the Empire that focuses on "the counterrevolutionary groups supported by the United States" and promises "revelations" and "declassified information." Read More

BBC broadcasts to Cuba came to an end on Friday.

<p style="text-align: justify;">The closure of the Spanish shortwave broadcasting came as part of budget cuts at BBC’s World Service which will include the end of BBC Caribbean transmissions next month. Read More

PM of East Timor Pleased with Visit to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.25 - 19:10:15 /radiorebelde.PM of East Timor Pleased with Visit to Cuba. Havana, Cuba.- Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Security of the Democratic Republic of East Timor, declared himself to be pleased with his&nbsp; visit to Cuba, for which he said he has special admiration. Read More

Integrated Farming to Help Reach Food Sovereignty

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Ivet González. SAN JOSÉ DE LAS LAJAS, Cuba, Feb 25, 2011 (IPS) - Based on their own experience, Luisa García and Jorge Medina, whose farm in Cuba produces a variety of food that feeds them year-round, said they have no doubt that food sovereignty can be achieved in their country and in the rest of Latin America. Read More

More than 1.5 Million Cubans Are Teenagers

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sancti Spiritus, Cuba Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) With more than 1.5 million people in the 10-19 age group, teenagers make up almost 14 percent of the Cuban population.The largest number of young people in that age group lives in the provinces of Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Granma and Holguin, it was reported at a workshop to kick off activities for the 20th anniversary of the Guidance Center for Youth, Adolescents and Family in Sancti Spiritus province, according to the National News Agency (AIN). Read More

Newly appointed Ethiopian Ambassadors to Cuba, Kenya present credentials

<p style="text-align: justify;">Friday, 25 February 2011. Addis Ababa, February 25- The newly appointed Ethiopian Ambassador to Havana, Cuba, Dr. Bogale Tolosa presented his credential to the Cuban Vice-President Esteban Lazo Hernandez, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.&nbsp; Read More

Brazil funds Cuban aid program in Haiti with $80 million

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Brazilian Congress approved $80 million in funding for a healthcare program in Haiti that is jointly coordinated by Haiti, Cuba and Brazil.According to Brazilian officials, Cuban experts are “assisting” the tri-party program. However, given their experience and long-time presence in Haiti, Cuban health officials make many organizing and purchasing decisions, according to observers. Read More

Cuba elected vice chairman of the decolonization Committee at UNO

<p style="text-align: justify;">Havana, Cuba, Feb 25.- Cuba considered its appointment as Vice-Chairman of the UN Decolonization Committee as recognition of its permanent commitment to the eradication of colonialism worldwide. Read More

Cuba as a Learning Lab on education

<p style="text-align: justify;">25/02/2011 10:52:00 Karen Lawrence. Karen Lawrence - Increasing two-way traffic is a promising development. I know. My institution, Sarah Lawrence College, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of a successful collaboration with the University of Havana. Read More